Gospel of Grace - Jesus, the Justification for All
Do you allow Jesus, the justification for all, to stand in opposition to what condemns you? How do you deal with either an inferiority or superiority complex?
Galatians 2:11-16: But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?”
We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
The other day, Sarah and I took our kids to the Disney play area at the Menlo Park Mall. Our new family pastor’s wife, Jenna, joined us with her kids as well.
As soon I entered, I noticed another dad there with his kids. This six-foot four-inches mountain of a man was wearing short shorts, and his thighs were massive.